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ATLANTA (2-9) vs. BUFFALO (4-7) at Toronto

Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE — Bills by 3-1/2

2013 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Atlanta 3-8, Buffalo 6-5

SERIES RECORD — Falcons lead 6-4

LAST MEETING — Falcons beat Bills 31-3, Dec. 27, 2009

LAST WEEK — Saints beat Falcons 17-13; Bills had bye

AP PRO32 RANKING — Falcons No. 31, Bills No. 24

FALCONS OFFENSE — OVERALL (13), RUSH (31), PASS (6)

FALCONS DEFENSE — OVERALL (27), RUSH (28), PASS (24)

BILLS OFFENSE — OVERALL (19), RUSH (7), PASS (27)

BILLS DEFENSE — OVERALL (15), RUSH (23t), PASS (12)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Bills are 1-4 in regular-season games at Toronto since opening annual series north of border in 2008. Falcons will play international games in consecutive seasons, as they're scheduled to play at London next year. ... Falcons this week became NFC's first team eliminated from playoff contention, and are off to worst start since opening 2003 season 2-10. ... Falcons' five-game skid is longest since six-gamer in 2007. Their 0-5 road record is worst since opening 1996 season losing six straight away from home. ... It's homecoming of sorts for Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff, who began scouting career in 1990 as Canadian Scouting Coordinator for CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders. From Ohio, Dimitroff was defensive back at University of Guelph, about hour's drive west of Toronto. ... Before four-point loss to New Orleans, Falcons had been outscored 135-61 in previous four games. Atlanta has allowed 27 or more points six times this season. ... With 14,879 career yards receiving, TE Tony Gonzalez is 56 short of passing Tim Brown for fifth on NFL list. ... "Bills In Toronto" series was extended another five years in January. ... Buffalo's only regular-season win at Toronto was 23-0 over Washington in 2011. Last year, Bills lost 50-17 to Seattle at Rogers Centre. ... Bills have enjoyed winning record through 11 games only once in past 13 seasons: 6-5 in 2008. ... Led by DE Mario Williams' 11 sacks, Buffalo tied for NFL lead with 37. Defense's 16 interceptions also tied for first with Seattle. ... With eight TDs passing, QB EJ Manuel two short of matching team rookie record set by Dennis Shaw in 1970. ... Running attack has been held to under 100 yards four of past five outings.

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